#34 – The Next Smallest Thing

At the conclusion of a speech last October, on my way out of the conference hall, the organizer of the  event said that he would be more than happy to provide a written reference for me to include on my web site. This week, I finally followed up with him and asked if the offerContinue reading “#34 – The Next Smallest Thing”

You Won’t Know Until You Start

“No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.” {Helmuth von Moltke} I am a self-admitting and self-avowed starter of things. For good and bad, I have always been a catalyst. Once begun, the planning and sustaining need to belong to someone else, if what’s been started is going to survive. What I know fromContinue reading “You Won’t Know Until You Start”

The Distance

The distance between what you want – what you clandestinely imagine in between the ritual tasks of the day – and where you are, is long. The distance between where you are today and a first action toward what you want is embarrassingly short. To be confused about the difference between near and far is toContinue reading “The Distance”

One Beam of Light

I think it’s extraordinary that even the smallest light can illuminate the darkest space. Consider that for a moment: no matter how dark it is, if you have one ray, one beam of light, you can see. And once you can see, you can act. And once you can act you are steps away fromContinue reading “One Beam of Light”